Suppose you’ve just rolled into the office and the coffee isn’t quite doing it and you need a little pick-me-up. Well, just saunter over to YouTube and listen to one or two of the many live cuts of the Raconteurs’ Blue Veins. I’ve only taken in a couple, but on the evidence most of ’em will set your blood sizzlin’·
At this point, the pop-music-history-literate will insist on a bow in the general direction of Led Zep and Big Brother and the Holding Company for having invented the over-the-top demented-destructured electric-distortion blues genre. That granted, it’s genuinely uplifting that said genre is still yielding generous harvests 3½ decades later. And a cheering surprise that it can be driven further out over the edge into unexplored weirdness.
Another scenario: Suppose you’ve been grinding away for a few hours and it’s well after lunch and your mind is feeling kind of raw and bloody at the edges. Well, what you need is some of that Ambient Internet Brain Goo, and I’ve run across an excellent new source: Groovera. On iTunes Radio, they have two offerings, “Jet City” and “Low Mercury”. I’m here to tell ya that Low Mercury is the maybe the gooiest of all the Ambient Internet Brain Goo on offer. These days, when I’m alternating telecons and C-language Apache-module coding, goo is On The Menu.
I think I’ll have to share a little love.